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Discuss the craft of writing. Questions about how to string words, sentences and stories together? Ask them here, or post a sample to get an honest critique of your work. This is a public forum.

  1. Stupid tense question

    In the following passage: ' The woman arrived early for once. She was usually absent during the day; perhaps she had work. From the way she...

    Started by Daniel Fearon‎, 07-26-2009 12:57 AM
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  2. Story Idea... Quick question

    Okay, the other day I got this idea for a story. Its sort of weird. But it starts out with the main character talking to her psychiatrist about a...

    Started by brittney voyles‎, 04-23-2009 10:11 AM
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  3. Does it sound better?

    I wanted to thank everyone for their comments. I have applied it to my writing, and I hope this beginning sounds better. suggestions and comments...

    Started by Jennifer Million‎, 01-13-2009 07:46 AM
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  4. Chapter Length?

    Is there a rule of thumb for how long a chapter should be? Right now, my chapters are coming in around 2.5k to 5k words. My outline has me writing...

    Started by Brian W‎, 12-31-2008 04:31 PM
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    01-03-2009, 02:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Intro rewrite

    This is a rewrite of the intro to a teen fantasy/romance that i'm attempting to write. Personally i think it's too cliche and simplistic, but my...

    Started by El Watkins‎, 12-20-2008 11:17 AM
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  6. Help!!!!!!!!! It's happened again!!!!

    Help me please. It's happened again. I have been asked to review. I have to state that what you are about to read is not my stuff. Because...

    Started by Lewis R‎, 08-29-2007 03:16 AM
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  7. Action scene: I would appreciate your comments

    At 1.55am, just five minutes before they prepared to board the Agip oil rig, Bene and his men heard the still of the night shattered by automatic...

    Started by Ayo Akinfe‎, 07-17-2007 11:30 AM
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    07-18-2007, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  8. 100: Portsmouth, 1734

    The sign above the Tavern's door swings, as it does most nights, in the sou'wester that howls off the Atlantic. Twenty years earlier this sign had...

    Started by Nick Dobbie‎, 03-26-2007 08:35 PM
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  9. Forget everything I've ever said on this site.

    Just forget how I've acted, and anything said in my posts on this site. Childish? Yes. Unprofessional? Yes. Moody? Yes. A terrible...

    Started by Chad Fleagle‎, 01-24-2007 09:24 PM
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  10. With bad Grammer. . .

    Okay, so I know my biggest problem as to why I'm no doubt not getting published and it's horrible Grammer. With this all said and done, what are my...

    Started by Chad Fleagle‎, 01-16-2007 07:05 PM
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    01-18-2007, 04:26 PM Go to last post
  11. My Book/Film Synopsis. . .

    I'm not afraid of anyone stealing this idea or parts of it because I have it copywritten and registered with the WGAeast. I just want some feedback....

    Started by Chad Fleagle‎, 01-16-2007 03:31 PM
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  12. Hard to find the time

    Being a parent of three kids under the age of 4 and working full time it gets hard to find time to write. Sure five minutes here and there is great,...

    Started by Jason Raue‎, 09-19-2006 07:29 AM
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  13. help me think of a name...

    ...for a boxer. He's a black middleweight, tall and lean and the proud owner of a vicious left hook. His nickname is "Executioner," a moniker I stole...

    Started by Ira Wolfe‎, 08-26-2005 11:34 AM
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  14. your opinion on a metaphor

    I need your responses to this metaphor. It comes at a key point in my novel, and I really want it to be a great one. I feel too close to the work,...

    Started by Ian B‎, 07-07-2005 09:02 PM
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    07-08-2005, 04:37 PM Go to last post
  15. Nicknames

    Hellloooo all! Okay, I need a little help. My main character in my next novel is a firefighter, and I'm looking for nicknames. Does anyone have any...

    Started by Jenifer Kris‎, 06-04-2005 02:30 PM
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  16. A new style for me.

    I took a very real event in my life and tried to write it differently than anything I had ever done before. Im curious on whether or not it reads...

    Started by Jason Groves‎, 10-16-2004 12:30 PM
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  17. Good books on writing fiction

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about ordering some books on writing fiction. From looking at posts on the boards I've picked up a few ideas like: 20...

    Started by Mr Seriosity‎, 08-12-2003 12:21 PM
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  18. WritersNet Personalities

    Here's a pointless, goofy exercise that might help us all realize it's cool to be different, and enjoy the differences in others. 1: Use three...

    Started by Brady Boyd‎, 07-01-2003 02:27 PM
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  19. Would like to share....

    ...some good news. I was selected featured artist of the month by SCBWI for December-January! So excited....

    Started by P B‎, 12-20-2002 09:20 PM
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  20. Considering Libel

    Frequently on these boards we have discussions on what would consitute libel in books being written. Anyone considering working over a historical...

    Started by Gary Kessler‎, 12-08-2002 04:43 PM
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    12-10-2002, 06:04 AM Go to last post

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